So 11:12 pm on march 23 there was room on your D.C. Voicemail! Yeah :)
Please vote down #TrumpCare. The concessions and cuts to The Essential Health Benefits being negotiated in and railroaded in the 11th hour under the dark of night are not ones Texans, friends nor family can afford. These cuts to covering maternity care, addiction treatment, kids staying on their parents plans are not good deals. And an all or nothing do It in 24 hours approach doesn't cut it when lives are literally on the line! Do not be careless with these lives or with our future. Vote down #TrumpCare
As a pediatrician, I am opposed to the ACA repeal and opposed to the ACHA bill, which would be devastating to my patients. Improving health insurance coverage is more important than access as most people can't afford access at the rates described in the ACHA bill. We have the highest per capita health expenditures in the world but not the best outcomes. The rest of the developed world can do better for less... isn't something wrong with our system? Fix the ACA, do not repeal.
Ryan is one of the biggest parts of the problem here. If he's selling it, don't buy it.He began to show his true colors after becoming Speaker, helping to pass the TPP under questionable conditions of openness and transparency about it's impact. TPP was/is bad for US workers.
This new healthcare bill is being panned by everyone, even every conservative group that's seen it.It has to be stopped, even if that means that nothing is done at this point in time. Better to wait for a better bill, a better opportunity, than to waste this opportunity and alienate the American people.
Your and Ryan's version leaves out the repeal part of repeal and replace. What you are proposing is not what you have repeatedly promised and not what we need. To get the price of healthcare under control, you need to wrest control of the market from the insurance companies and put it back into the hands of the insureds. You know this, so why won't you do it? Do the insurance companies and their lobby control you that much?
Senator please insist on Washington defining what affordable healthcare means. If healthcare premium costs are 20-25% of what the median household income is in America, that is not affordable. Affordable healthcare insurance for all cannot include free healthcare insurance for some. Healthcare costs are too high. This problem has to be attacked from all sides of the industry. Please get EVERYONE in a room and fix this for America.
Another option is a national single payer system. The amount of savings to the national economy could be huge. But for now, the ACA is much better than this Repeal and Replace bill, which will be awful for many Trump and Republican supporters, could lead to disastrous cuts to services and supports for people with disabilities and their families (leading potentially to institutionalization as the only option, a much more expensive and less humane option than community supports), and also tries to do too much by "sneaking in" defunding of Planned Parenthood. I live in Texas. Health care for women with lower incomes is already fairly abysmal.
OK but what would be the fiscal bonus if we refined/improved the current ACA, implemented single payer, reined in out of control drug company pricing, capped CEO of insurance company salaries, enhanced Medicare, encouraged birth control, included basic dental and vision care, max tax the out of control wall street bonuses, cap student loan interest rates, cap max credit card rates, stop DEA enforcement and criminalization of pot and then tax it, removed the payroll FICA max cap, etc !?
I'm hoping this means you aren't backing the house bill, because is there ever was a fumble. This is it. My hope is that you will back Sen Paul's Full repeal and replacement bill, that puts the power back in the hands of patients instead of insurance companies.
I am a Conservative but I am for getting Something Done. If we completely repeal Obamacare and then have to rely on Democrats to help us pass the new bill because of the 60 votes it will need to pass then Nothing will get Done. I also live in Texas and I also Vote.
As someone in her sixties and who is retired, the ACA was a godsend. It doesn't seem like your plan will be better. Is the ACA perfect? No, but why didn't you spend all these years trying to improve it if you didn't have a better plan?